Gender Equality

In order to achieve gender equality, it is necessary to empower women and girls.

How culture shapes early childhood

While some societies invest significantly in early childhood education, cultural variations in learning and parenting persist across the globe. In this D+C interview, cultural anthropologist David Lancy argues that globalisation and the market economy are chan...


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Food security

Female farmers need more support in Ghana

In Ghana, female farmers are essential for ensuring food security and nutrition, but they often face systemic challenges

Development in culture

Overview culture special

Our overview compiles our culture special reviews


Pakistan is facing a looming water crisis

The government in Islamabad has launched several initiatives to address the country’s water problems

Business support

In Malawi, an NGO is helping victims of gender-based violence

Purple Innovation supports women having faced domestic violence to launch businesses and become financially independent


The Taliban’s second emirate

During their second period of rule, the Taliban appear more moderate in a few select areas, partly due to international expectations and a more self-confident Afghan society


The fate of a girl from Zimbabwe

The author and activist Tsitsi Dangarembga writes about a young woman’s fight for the right to female self-determination in Zimbabwe

Gender equality

In Malawi, women are still not allowed to fish

Project on sustainable fishery deliberately targets women to “bridge the gender gap”

Patriarchal attitudes

How family planning sometimes depends on church or mosque

In West Africa, some faith-based networks promote demographic change


Adapting to fast-changing German society in the 1960s

Nassir Djafari’s novel “Mahtab” tells the story of a migrant woman from Iran who makes Frankfurt her home town


The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to transform economies in an environmentally sound manner, leaving no one behind.